An evolutionary learning community: How “artscience” emerges through evolutionary systems design
This dissertation presents research on the experience of societal transformation. Essentially, it supports the thesis that, as a society, we can change our world through cultural practice with systems of syntony. I develop the working hypothesis of an emergent artscience community, explaining how a reciprocal approach between the arts and sciences or artscience (Siler, 1990) addresses the challenges to humanity. My research verifies the practice of evolutionary conceptual technologies enabling artistscientists to become partners in humanitarian sociocultural development. Using Evolutionary Systems Design (ESD)---a method of sociocultural inquiry---I guide and describe the experience of an Evolutionary Learning Community (ELC) responding to the requirements of sustainable development (cf. A. Laszlo, 2001). The data are consistent with General Evolution Theory principles.
Social studies education;
0534: Social studies education
0451: Social psychology